Category Archives: Spoonbill

Attention Everyone !!!

When you see (or hear)  this get ready.

Attention Everyone !!!
Attention Everyone !!!

This means there’s a good chance they will all scatter. It’s the warning.

Attention Everyone !!!
Attention Everyone !!!

The sound is like a long dry cough, not at all what you would expect.

Attention Everyone !!!
Attention Everyone !!!

Above you can see all the Spoonbill stopped feeding and are alert.

Attention Everyone !!!
Attention Everyone !!!

Of course like any group around food they can also ignore the one calling.

The morning I shot these I don’t think a single bird flew off after an alert. Guess I’m not that scary LOL.

Catching A Landing, Spoonbill

I think these are a much cleaner landing series than the last few published. The Spoonbill here decided to not land in the middle of the flock.

Catching A Landing, Spoonbill
Catching A Landing, Spoonbill

This shows off his fancy foot work.

Catching A Landing, Spoonbill
Catching A Landing, Spoonbill

Above one of the others could almost be laughing at him.

Catching A Landing, Spoonbill
Catching A Landing, Spoonbill

It was pretty a pretty smooth touch down though.

Catching A Landing, Spoonbill
Catching A Landing, Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill, ACE Basin, South Carolina.

 

Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits

Eating habits are cultural, and of course what you eat. Some places forks are used, others long slim wooden implements.

Here spoons are the choice.

Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits
Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits

Typically it’s grab as much as you can.

Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits
Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits

Spit out whatever you don’t want.

Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits
Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits

Quickly dip for seconds (before someone else does).

Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits
Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits

Another ‘you can’t make this stuff up’ moment.